14 days in Lisbon, South of Spain & Azores Itinerary

14 days in Lisbon, South of Spain & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: highs in Lisbon hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Malaga.

Things to do in Lisbon

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Malaga, Spain

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 24th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and then get to know the resident critters at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga day trip site.

Getting from Lisbon to Malaga by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Malaga, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Granada, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Take a break from Granada with a short trip to Playa de la Cala el Canuelo in Nerja, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, visit Albayzin, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, and stop by Munira Leather.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Granada online route planner.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in May, Granada is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Cordoba, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, stop by Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then make a trip to Roman Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Granada, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, then walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Seville, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

— 2 nights
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada travel planner.

Getting from Seville to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Seville to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seville in May, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Azores travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.